Samsung ordered to pay $9.8 million in Australia

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Samsung ordered to pay $9.8 million in Australia

For those unaware, Australian Federal Court Judge Brendan Murphy had ordered the South Korean technical giant 14 million Australian dollars (about 9.8 million US dollars) within 30 days. In addition, the brand will have to pay another 140.

Samsung Electronics has been accused in Australia of apparently misleading its customers regarding one of its features on its Galaxy smartphones. And now, the company will be required to pay millions of US dollars. For those unaware, Australian Federal Court Judge Brendan Murphy had ordered the South Korean technical giant 14 million Australian dollars (about 9.8 million US dollars) within 30 days. In addition, the brand will have to pay an additional US$140,000 for the cost faced by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, which had launched the investigation four years ago. The company faced the fine for misleading its smartphone customers regarding water resistance claims for its Galaxy devices.Galaxy-S8-and-Galaxy-S8-Plus-4-of-15-800x533.jpgThese false claims were made in relation to water resistance on seven Galaxy phones that were shown in 9 ads between the years 2016 and 2018. Models in these ads include Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy A5 (2017), Galaxy A7 (2017), Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, and Galaxy Note 8. As of now, the smartphone manufacturer does not contest these charges and has also agreed to pay the penalty amount. The reason for the fines is due to the fact that Samsung shows its smartphones to be used in swimming pools and sea water. However, these models were only water resistant and would not be able to withstand these conditions in real world situations. In addition, one scene even showed them charging after being wet, which in reality would have damaged the charging ports of these smartphones.

Samsung takes an important step, and is the first to send 3nm chips

Samsung 3nm chips use GAA (Gate All Around) transistor technology; providing more efficient power consumption and better performance compared to FinFET already in use. The new solution will be used to produce processors designed for servers, data centers; as well as advanced chipsets for smartphones, tablets, wearables, laptops, desktops and other electronics.Samsung condenada a pagar 9,8 milhões de dólares na Austrália 1 The company started developing GAA in the early 2000s and successfully applied it for the first time in the production of 3nm chips in 2017. After several years of research and testing, the production of new solutions began. In particular, 3nm chips will be supplied to a Chinese mining company. Samsung’s main competitor in the semiconductor contract manufacturing market, TSMC, will begin manufacturing 3nm chips around the fourth quarter of 2022. Both will compete for the right to take orders from major suppliers such as AMD, Apple, MediaTek, NVIDIA and Qualcomm. However, we will continue to watch events develop in the coming weeks.

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